The Internet Governance Series is a self paced, free online course, organized into pillars/issues based topics. The learner can pick and chose their specific topic of interest. The Internet Ecosystem is onerous and covers a wide range of topics from economic opportunities to cybersecurity, from open access and freedom of speech to net neutrality, all with its own dialogue and debates. This course will covers the range of topics as an introduction to the overall issues. Our aim is to provide a birds-eye view of the Internet Ecosystem so that learners can pick and choice the topic of specific interest for them, giving the learner the option to do a deep dive into their preferred topics of interest or gloss over the topics.
The material is organized starting with the technical and Infrastructure sections providing the nuts and bolts on how the Internet works. The sections on economic, development, social and cultural, and legal provide the perspective from the various disciplines providing their specific interest as to how the Internet operates. The final section is focuses on the key actors starting with Civil Society and ICANN who provide different roles and responsibilities to the smooth operation of the Internet. The various Appendices are valuable resources for ongoing learning include glossaries, ICANN terms, slideshow, bibliographies and more.
It’s important to note that the resource will continue to add more content and information to suit the needs of the community.